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Health & Wellness

Centerstone offers advice and education on a variety of current health-related topics and trends. We have articles – most written by our experts in their fields – to help our readers stay informed on new and ongoing mental health issues.

Read about things like:

  • how to fight addiction
  • easy ways to relieve stress
  • recognizing anxiety and depression and how to overcome them
  • what to do if a loved one is experiencing suicidal thoughts

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Making the holidays meaningful through tradition

People, especially parents, often put in tireless effort to make the holiday season special. We spend an enormous amount of energy making certain our families, particularly our children, experience a holiday season that is full of tradition and warm memories. “Many of us have warm feelings about the holiday season and are driven to create ...

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Navigating the family dynamic for the holidays

Every person grows up fitting themselves into some type of familial role. This could be the overachiever, the one who got away with everything, the helping hand and the one who grew up too fast to take care of the rest. The same goes for parents and their parenting styles: helicopter parents, hands-off parents, etc. ...

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Gratitude: The Key to Recovery

By Mandy Hazel Centerstone Counselor and Case Manager November is a time many people set aside to express gratitude for all the things for which they are grateful. Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation and return kindness.” People in recovery go through a journey of a spiritual awakening ...

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Strategies to Promote Well-Being at Holiday Gatherings

For many, the holidays mark the most joyful time of the year. The last few months of the year serve as a time to slow down, take a break and enjoy the company of friends and family. Even with the COVID-19 pandemic persisting, the holidays are still a special time, though they may look different ...

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Practicing Mindfulness to Reduce Holiday Stress

Not everyone approaches the holidays cheerfully. Some individuals see it as the most stressful time of the year. Common holiday stressors are related to budgeting for gift-buying, self-image, family tensions and reminders of past holiday hardships. Some may also spend so much time focusing on doing things for others that they overextend themselves. “It’s the ...

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Managing alone time and loneliness during the holidays

For many, the holidays are filled with friends, family and constant celebration. People put socialization on overdrive and seem to take no breaks. However, for others, the holidays can feel lonelier than any other time of year. Not everyone has close friends and family to spend their time with during these cold few months. Some ...

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10 Tips to Combat Substance Use during the Holidays

A challenge that often appears this time of the year is increased substance use during the holiday season. The holidays can be exhausting and stressful which can trigger mental health challenges. Those who are recovering or struggling with an active addiction can have a very hard time during the holidays, especially amidst a global pandemic, ...

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Celebrating & Honoring the Significance of Juneteenth

Black can be characterized as the absence of light. Black is often used as a symbol to represent darkness. Being Black in America, these phrases resonate with different emotions and images, though pain seems to be a constant. As we all know, slavery was at one point in time, legal in the United States. Currently, ...

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Dealing with Grief During the Holidays

The holidays are filled with festive activities with good intentions, but those same activities can sometimes create intense emotions of sadness or sorrow for people dealing with grief. I know how difficult it can be to lose a loved one, especially during the holiday season. I lost my son four years ago on Dec. 13. ...

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You Can Combat Depression – Anytime Of Year

The holiday season is upon us. Before you know it, you may find yourself gathered around the dinner table with loved ones to enjoy food, fun and festivities. For some, this is a wonderful time of year for reconnecting. Holiday togetherness doesn’t make everyone happy, though, and instead leads to stress and friction. Sadly, there’s ...

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